The Community, Action, Leadership, and Learning (CALL) Center can provide aide and resources for integrating service-learning into curriculum, evaluating and assessing service-learning projects, principles and practices/models of service-learning, various issues and topics related to civic engagement and education, and connections to community organizations, as well as professional development opportunities.
The CALL Center will…
- Provide examples of service-learning projects in each discipline
- Help make faculty aware of community needs
- Contact community organizations to make arrangements for service-learning students
- Help match students with volunteer opportunities that meet their needs and interests
- Speak to classes about service-learning and answer student questions
- Help with assessment of the service-learning experience
- Assist students with transportation and scheduling difficulties
- Provide all needed forms (see Forms/Documents to Download pages for Faculty Course Survey, Liability Waiver, Service-Learning Contract, SL Course Designation Form, and other important documents )
- Assist and consult faculty to create better service-learning experiences and develop student leaders
Faculty Forms and Resources
- Faculty Guide
- Guidelines for Good Practice
- Service Learning Liability
- Sample SL Journal Outline
- Student Handout: Questions to Ask Before Volunteering
- Check out our current Community Partners through our blog posts.
See below for more information on faculty opportunities.
Concordia is a member of MN Campus Compact. Minnesota Campus Compact is an organization which supports civic engagement and democratic renewal through its diverse network of colleges and universities. As part of this membership, all Concordia employees and students are invited to participate in their ongoing professional development and community events.
Annual Service-Learning Awards
Each year one faculty member, one student and one community partner are honored through our President’s Award. View past award recipients here.
Presidents’ Student Leadership Award
This award is for an individual student or a student organization that models a deep commitment to civic responsibility and leadership, evidenced by initiative, innovative and collaborative approaches to addressing public issues, effective community building, and integration of civic engagement into the college experience.
Presidents’ Civic Engagement Steward Award
This award is for a member of the faculty, administration, or staff or for a group (e.g., advisory committee, task force, project team) that has significantly advanced their campus’ distinctive civic mission by forming strong partnerships, supporting others’ civic engagement, and working to institutionalize a culture and practice of engagement.
Presidents’ Community Partner Award
This award is for a community-based organization that has enhanced the quality of life in the community in meaningful and measurable ways and has engaged in the development of sustained, reciprocal partnerships with the college or university, thus enriching educational as well as community outcomes.